Skip to comments.Ron Paul: Ground Zero Mosque Opponents are “Islamophobes.”
Posted on 08/24/2010 5:35:18 PM PDT by RobinMasters
(TPM)- After ostensibly dissing his son and politicians like him who oppose the Cordoba House project in Manhattan over the weekend, Ron Paul took to the airwaves to defend Rand Pauls view on the project while also making it clear he disagrees with it.
To recap: Rand, like many politicians running in tight races this year, is opposed to building the Muslim community center, and has further called on American Muslims to donate the money that would be spent on building the community center to 9/11 victims families as a show of reconcilliation. In a blog post over the weekend, Ron Paul ripped into views like that, claiming that any opposition to the project was all about hate and Islamaphobia.
In a pair of CNN interviews last night and this morning, Ron stuck to his guns about the community center project opposition is nothing but a political game being ginned up by bigots. He even went so far as to say he and Rand are on different sides of the issue. But he said Rands opposition to the project did not suggest hes bigoted toward Muslims.
I dont put everybody whos a candidate in that same category youll have to ask him for his reasons, Ron Paul said on Anderson Cooper 360 last night. But, no, everybody whos opposing [the Cordoba House] doesnt even understand foreign policy or why were in Afghanistan and Iraq.
They dont have the understanding and they dont make the connection. My goal is to make the connection for people to understand why Al Qaeda has become so militant and hateful towards us and why painting Islam with a broad brush makes our problems worse because were not zeroing down on the real cause and those who perpetuated 9/11.
(Excerpt) Read more at weaselzippers.us ...
Hey Ron, tell that to the 3000+ killed in the 911 attack by Islamofasist terrorists...
Not true ... I am a Paulophobe ...
Ron, we just don’t like religious zealots attacking our country, murdering 1000s, and then building a victory mosque to plan the next attack.
Do you not understand the part about providing for the national defense?
I’m not afraid of any of them. So, you are an idiot Paul.
I fear Islamists in the same way I fear rattlesnakes.
Only thing is, Islamists are much worse than rattlesnakes. The rattler doesn’t purposefully set out to subjugate you or kill you and yours based on some misguided ideology. If it bites you it was almost certainly in self-defense.
Every time I see that guy’s name the “The Looney tunes theme song” plays in my head.
It is no shame in being an Islamophobic; No more than a Natizphobic; Nor a Satanphobic; Nor a Anti-Christphobic.
Like some has well stated: “All I need to know about that peaceful religion of Islam is 9/11/01)
Being called silly schoolyard names isn’t too high a price to pay if we can stop these murdering theocrats from gaining a foothold in our Republic.
I’m not afraid of Muslims, I just hate them.
And still — many here on FR swear by this fool.
“Fools rush in
Where wise men never go.”
Foot, mouth, meet Ron Paul.
What’s the problem? I’ll admit to being islamophobic.
When it comes to foreign policy Ron Paul is an idiot, which is why I’d never vote for him for President. Maybe his son Rand wouldn’t vote for him either.
However, Ron Paul is a Republican, and his domestic policy instincts are very good.
I really appreciate the way Ron has clarified who he is.
It has made things easier for all of us.
He has taken moron to a new level.
It all makes sense when you consider Nut Paul’s opposition to the War On Terror.
Isn’t Dweezle Zappers a blog? This is in the wrong category.
If it’s “news,” they are about a week late with it. Been posted about a dozen times as a news story.
I’m an Islamophobe.
I don’t like Islam.
I don’t trust Muslims, especially those who say they come in peace.
I believe that Islam is as Islam does, and has done.
Any questions, Mr. Paul?
Anyone who does not fear their perverted, crazy approach to peace is being irrational.
*And still ? many here on FR swear by this fool*
Yes and Paul and his ilk are free to be fools. And you and I free to hate muslim extremists; and to point and laugh at fools!
I’m no Ron Paul fan, but after trying to follow the referenced links through a circle of blog links, there doesn’t seem to be a credible source for these comments actually originating from Rep. Paul. I’m not doubting that it is consistent with his previous positions, but this seems to be an effort to tar his son’s campaign. Nuttiness is the domain of Paulbots. Let us stick to the facts, in order to draw a sharper contrast to their wackiness.
The Twin towers were attcked first by MOSLEMS who detonated bombs with Cyanide to kill everyone in the towers.
Then it was attacked the second time in 2001 by (guess who) MOSLEMS in airplanes in which they killed 3000 people.
Now, if someone in the twin towers quit their job after the first failed attack BY MOSLEMS could we call them Islamaphobes?
NO MORE MOSQUES!
Paul, you old fool. You need to just shut the h*ll up and retire.
As usual Ron Paul the perennial gadfly is out of step with patriotic Americans. He just keeps his proverbial foot stuck in his mouth.
The true “Islamophobes” are those that bend over backwards to avoid offending them out of fear of violent retaliation.
There is nothing wrong with saying, “No, you may not have a victory mosque here.”
Spot on, Mr. B.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.